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Uppity Neighbors Won't Let Future Mortician Park Her Hearse On Apartment Property
A hearse-driving, disabled mortuary student has been told by her apartment complex that she cannot park in the spot her family has paid for.
Samantha Kidner, 18, is just your average college student, with Game of Thrones posters on her wall and ambitions for the future. Except she drives a hearse and owns a shiny black casket, and her new neighbors at the Lorenzo, a luxury apartment complex in South L.A., can't handle it.
Kidner studies mortuary science at USC and moved into the Lorenzo last month, according to KTLA. She has a dream she shares with her twin sister that one day, they'll open a mortuary together.
The twins also suffer from a spinal disorder that can cause them to stumble and fall, so Kidner has a handicapped decal on her hearse. Kidner has undergone five brain surgeries as a result of her condition.
Even though her family has paid for Kidner's parking spot and its listed on the lease, they say the Lorenzo has decided she can't park there. Her mother, Denise, says her daughter is being discriminated against.
Sure, her interests may be a little macabre, but that's what makes her unique. The other tenants, many of them fellow USC students, however, aren't fond of her morbid charm. They're calling her hearse "spooky" and "scary," saying that she shouldn't be allowed to have it at the apartment. A worker at the complex told KTLA that many of them saw Kinder's hearse accessory, a shiny black casket, when she was moving in and did not like it. The complex reportedly asked her to move the casket from the balcony to inside her apartment.
Kidner says that the apartment has suggested that she park her hearse at the nearby Children's Orthopedic Hospital, which is quite possibly a creepier solution than just telling her fellow tenants to grow up and learn to live with people who have different tastes than them.
Someone please gives these twins a reality show.